This Triple Cheese Pull Apart Christmas Tree is for those who have been a little naughty this year. Bread, cheese, garlic butter – everything that is sinfully good in one bite!
Side note does anybody else feel a little childish when they say naughty, I’m currently giggling like a twelve-year-old boy after typing that, especially because I’m thinking about it in a whole different context. Is there a way to wash your brain out with soap?
This makes for a fun and cheap centrepiece to put on the table at Christmas breakfast/lunch/dinner, but make sure you get in quick because it won’t last long.
Making a rich buttery dough makes this Triple Cheese Pull Apart Christmas Tree even more indulgent! Filled with two kinds of cheese and then topped off with more cheese and garlic butter every bite is buttery, garlicky and so so cheesy. (let’s hope there are no lactose intolerant people around).
The best bits of this Triple Cheese Pull Apart Christmas Tree is the balls where some of the cheese has leaked out and have become crispy, save those for yourself!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup milk, luke warm
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup smoked cheddar
- 1/2 cup tasty cheese
- 200 grams ham*
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 garlic cloves, diced
Preheat the oven to 180°c.
Pour the milk over the butter and let melt, then add yeast, sugar, salt and flour. Knead until smooth, place into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size.
Deflate the dough and knead until smooth. Break of golf sized balls of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten and add some smoked cheddar, tasty cheese and ham. Seal the edges and roll into a ball, repeat until you've used all the dough.
Place the dough balls onto a lined baking tray into the shape of a Christmas tree.
Mix together the butter and diced garlic, brush over the top of the balls and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden.
* Use any ham you like.
Watch me make this Triple Cheese Pull Apart Christmas Tree Here!